Date:  November 13, 2020

Position Available:  Assistant Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations

Position Reports to:  Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations

Department:  Advancement

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Schedule:  Full-time; Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Occasional evenings or weekends, as required


Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/assistant-director-of-alumni-and-constituent-relations/



The Assistant Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations serves the University through the strategic engagement of alumni and constituents (students, parents, friends, benefactors, and pilgrims) through events, programs and communication, to foster a culture of engagement and philanthropy to advance the University’s vision of becoming the leading instrument for worldwide renewal at the service of the Catholic Church.



1.     Contributes to and supports the strategic engagement plan for alumni and constituents. This plan is aligned to serve the goals of Advancement and the broader vision and strategies of the University through increased alumni and constituent support of the University, moving alumni from attraction to connection to affection to influence.  Researches metrics for determining alumni and constituent engagement including net promoter scores and alumni engagement index.

2.     Plans and coordinates on-campus student, affinity, regional/chapter, and special events that align with the goals of Advancement and the mission of the University.  Establishes timelines, digital and printed marketing materials, online initiatives, logistics, budget and post event follow up, including surveys that determine metrics of engagement.

3.     Responsible for networking of alumni and students for assistance with career advancement.  Works with career services, alumni board, student success, Center for Leadership, Business Advisory Board, and Academic Affairs to serve the needs of students and alumni for career development.  Plans and executes Student Alumni Networking Day and Alumni Career Panels.  Utilizes and grows the Baron Bridge on PeopleGrove.  Facilitates online career development and networking for alumni and students.

4.     Creates, executes and manages social media platform for the Alumni and Constituent Relations Office including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, and LinkedIn.

5.     Provides support to the Franciscan University Yearbook including securing the photographer, scheduling photo sessions, and handling paperwork and payments to the Publisher.  Works with other campus departments including Registrar, Student Life, and Marketing & Communications to obtain any needed information to assist the editor with yearbook completion.


This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list.  Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University’s needs.



Must understand, support and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:


Work Experience

·         Three to four years of experience in higher education advancement, alumni relations, development or a similar field preferred.

·         Demonstrated achievements in event planning.

·         Proven project management skills and experience.



·         Project Management: Effectively identifies and organizes steps, tasks, resources and timing needed to accomplish goals.

·         Process Management: Is effective at identifying and organizing various process steps into an efficient work flow.

·         Action Oriented: Displays initiative; doesn’t wait to be told or asked to do something.

·         Drive for Results: Can be consistently counted on to follow through, meet commitments and deliver results.

·         Creativity: Seeks ways to apply existing solutions to new problems.

·         Written Communications: Effectively identifies and organizes the key points needed for an effective written communication.

·         Verbal Communications: Is effective at identifying and organizing the key points needed for an effective presentation.

·         Quality of Work: Pays attention to detail, and consistently checks work for accuracy, appropriateness and completeness.

·         Interpersonal Skills: Relates well to all people above, below, at a peer level, inside and outside of the organization.



·         Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university required.


Technical Skills

·         Experience planning and managing events and working with committees required.

·         Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office programs, email and social media.

·         Customer Relationship Management software (preferably Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and NetCommunity) preferred.


Workplace Factors

·         Occasional evenings or weekends, as required.

·         Occasional travel, as required.

·         Must be able to operate in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment.


Candidates must submit an online application, a resume and a cover letter that demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University.


Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/assistant-director-of-alumni-and-constituent-relations/


For other information and job postings, visit our website at https://www.franciscan.edu


Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.